Student Employment works with all University departments and the community to create part-time and summer employment opportunities for students. As part of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, we administer the Federal Work Study Program university-wide. The purpose of Student Employment is to aid students in obtaining employment that will help finance their education and develop work skills for their future career choice.

Student Employment is a resource for job-seeking students and hosts an online jobs database called Handshake.

The best way for prospective employers to reach Grand Valley students is through Handshake where you can post and manage your job posting, customize a job application, and track student applicants.

We look forward to working with you!

Quick Facts

  • There are over 4,500 student employees working on Grand Valley's campuses.
  • Research studies show that 10-15 hours of employment per week is often associated with a higher GPA and an increase in skills like time management for students.  
  • Handshake is updated daily with new job postings.
  • Student Employment puts on annual events such as the Summer Job Fair and Student Employee Appreciation Days.

Disclaimer: Grand Valley State University Student Employment maintains this web site as a service to GVSU students. The presence of job announcements on this site does not indicate an endorsement or recommendation from GVSU or Student Employment. Students are urged to perform due diligence when applying for or accepting private off-campus employment.